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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL ELECTION UPDATE

(Ed Newman set Miami Dolphins bench press record at 510 pounds. Arguably the strongest player ever to play for the Dolphins.)



(has opposition).


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
COUNTY COURT ELECTION CENTRAL ....

BREAKING NEWS ..... ELECTION UPDATE .....

Judge Ed Newman has opposition. Assistant Public Defender and veteran criminal defense lawyer Manny Alvarez has filed papers to run for that seat.

The only other contested race in County Court curently is in Group 11 with Judge Flora Seff drawing opposition from Michealle Gonzalez Paulson.

Cap Out ....

Rumpole notes: Judge Newman is our only current judge who has been elected to the Jewish Sports of Hall Of Fame.

BTW: We have no idea how much Judge Seff could bench press in her prime.

52 comments:

Colonel Of County Court said...

TOUGH ON THE FIELD
TOUGH ON THE BENCH

ver. 2.0

Anonymous said...

Have you seen Manny Alvarez? I put his bench press against Ed Newman's any day of the week. And as for legal accumen, Manny Alvarez hands down!

Anonymous said...

And still no opponent for William Johnson? Absurd.

Anonymous said...

Manny has definitely picked on somebody his own size. The problem is that Ed will pull out all the stops- raise tons of dough, flood the town with signs in Aqua and Orange and I give the edge to our own Ed.

eyeoNQ said...

File this one under "SHould have Called the Q"

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former Vikings great Carl Eller has lost an appeal of his conviction stemming from a 2008 arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed the conviction of Eller for assault and refusing to submit to a chemical test. Minneapolis police pulled him over two years ago and he served 60 days in the county workhouse.

The appellate court rejected Eller's claims of insufficient evidence and errors by the trial court.

Eller was one of the Vikings' celebrated "Purple People Eaters" in his 15 years with Minnesota from 1964-78. He played in six Pro Bowls and all four of the Vikings' Super Bowl appearances. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

fake peter adrien said...

Welcome to the party pal. See you on the chicken dinner circuit.

Anonymous said...

If they ran against Shelly--anyone should be ready to defend their seat....just look at Broawrd!

Anonymous said...

To the poster asking about William Johnson- there is probably some hispanic lawyer with barely over 5 years in the bar waiting to hop in that one on April 30th--time will tell......

Anonymous said...

I going to hop on the Newman bandwagon, and you should too.

Paling around with Shula at the fundraisers, drinking a few tall cold ones with Czonk and flirting with Dolphin cheerleaders at fundraisers isn't a bad way to spend an evening out.

Anonymous said...

Can Anyone give me an update on the ol'gunner- Bob Godwin? PD extraordinaire.

the trrialmaster said...

lets get it right. Newman is a kounty kourt judge, not circuit court.and, prior to becoming a judge he had only 5 years of practice and I doubt he ever tried a jury trial by himself or first chair.But I think he is a fine judge.

Anonymous said...

anyone know what the verdict was on the milton ferrell civil case?

Anonymous said...

Please post all the other seats that are up.

Anonymous said...

So now that Ed has opposition, instead of him saying "can I help," is it the defense lawyers that should approach the podium and say "can I help?"

Anonymous said...

If I am not mistaken Ellers teammate Alan Page is the chief justice of the Minnesota supreme court.

Anonymous said...

Is it true Rory Stein is going to run?

Anonymous said...

Can somone post a photo of Manny Alvarez. I can not place the face with the name.

Anonymous said...

If Manny Alvarez is in this race, I'm voting for him. Then again, if a cardboard cut-out entered against good 'ol Special Ed, I'd vote for him too. But seriously, Manny's a good, sharp guy who would be a breath of fresh air in county court. Go Manny!

Anonymous said...

Kick his ass Ed!!!

Anonymous said...

March 30, 2010, 4:40 pm
Crist Backer Uses Ethnic Terms About Rubio
By DAMIEN CAVE
MIAMI — Gov. Charlie Crist proudly announced the endorsement of Col. Bud Day, the Vietnam veteran beloved by conservatives for his membership in the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Then Colonel Day complicated matters.

He apparently couldn’t help but link the skin color of one foe of the right – President Obama – with that of Mr. Crist’s opponent in the Florida Senate Race, Marco Rubio, who is the son of Cuban immigrants. Here’s what Colonel Day told the Northwest Florida Daily News, his local paper in the Panhandle:

“You know, we just got through (electing) a politician who can run his mouth at Mach 1, a black one, and now we have a Hispanic who can run his mouth at Mach 1. You look at their track records and they’re both pretty gritty.”

Colonel Day continued, making clear that he didn’t think much of either man for their fast-talking or use of teleprompters. “You’ve got the black one with the reading thing,” he said. “He can go as fast as the speed of light and has no idea what he’s saying. I put Rubio in that same category.”

How will Republican voters respond? In Miami’s conservative Cuban community, Colonel Day’s comments will sting, but among many of the Panhandle voters that Colonel Day has been enlisted to attract, fear of Hispanic influence is not uncommon.


The towns around where Mr. Day lives in Fort Walton Beach received their largest influx ever of Hispanic immigrants during the real estate boom, and as the bust arrived, residents began to be more vocal about what they saw that to mean. Cultural and economic concerns predominated: The police raided several businesses with Hispanic workers, with or without evidence of illegal immigrants present, and in a half-dozen reporting trips in two years, I’ve heard many versions of the same complaint: We don’t want to become Miami.

The fear, as stated tacitly by some, but also directly by others – people like Harry T. Buckles, a Navy veteran I met and wrote about two years ago in Santa Rosa County – is that all of Florida will become like South Florida, where as much as two-thirds of the population speaks a language other than English at home, and where former immigrants are serving on the top rungs of government.

Mr. Rubio, a product of Miami who rose to become speaker of the Florida House, seems to represent exactly that, at least for a certain crowd. In a similar vein, some Tea Party activists in the Villages, the sprawling retirement community north of Orlando, have recently begun demanding more information from Mr. Rubio about his stance on immigration.

And perhaps with those voters in mind, the Rubio campaign on Tuesday chose not to criticize Colonel Day for his comments.

“Col. Bud Day is an American war hero, and we’re grateful for his service to our nation,” said Alex Burgos, a Rubio spokesman, in an e-mail message. “We hope this race will be focused on the real issues of importance to Florida voters, namely which candidate can be trusted to go to Washington, take on the Obama agenda and offer a clear alternative. We’re not holding our breath, but we hope Charlie Crist will eventually realize this.”

Anonymous said...

who will run against Rodney Smith?

CAPTAIN said...

Hey trialmaster. Who described Newman as a Circuit Judge. The post says County Court Election Update.

Anonymous said...

Flora looks like she could throw up 75 or 80 pounds 3-4 times.

Special Ed said...

I just don't understand why Newman has to act like a bully one minute and be sweet and nice the next. He seems to be bi-polar, or something.

He thinks he has to raise his voice to say "DENIED", and act like he's pissed off. He has no clue about the rules of evidence or predicates for admissibility.

In his first election campaign he filed before he was a lawyer for 5 years and had to be disqualified.

He's missing a piece of the puzzle.
There's a reason why we call him Special Ed.

Anonymous said...

the best race ever: Robert Koppel Vs. Rory Stein for a judicial seat --winner of that race will actually have to do more work than they do now!!

the trialmaster said...

Newman is history. a cuban will trounce a jew in this town. too bad, although I am not a kounty kourt guy, unless I get a 25k fee, the few times I was in front of Judge N. he seemed ok. and he was an associate for John Sutton who was blinded by hid son and lost his wife to the little prick. Ed has been supportive of John and is a decent human being, although he lacks experience in private practice .

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

JNC Sends Names To Governor

The six names being sent to Gov. Crist to replace Judge Amy Karan are:

Tanya Brinkley
Ivonne Cuesta
Joseph Davis Jr.
Steven Lieberman
Anita Margot Moss
Andrea Ricker Wolfson

If you’d like to share information with the Governor regarding pending appointments or Florida’s judiciary, please write or fax the Governor’s Legal Affairs Office: The Governor’s Office, The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-00; FAX: (850) 488-9810 or (850) 922-0307. If faxing, please include a means in addition to your fax number which may be used to contact you for further information. Anonymous correspondence is not taken into consideration.


CAP OUT .......

Anonymous said...

The Crist - Rubio primary occurs on the same day as the Alvarez -Newman election. The ethnic statements made by the Crist Campaign and the fact that Rubio is of Cuban descent will assure a massive hispanic turnout .Who does that benefit?

Rumpole said...

You make fun of somebody's deceased father and then wonder why it's not posted?

009 said...

Whom does the 007 of DUI's support? I'm following him.

Anonymous said...

when is ellen sue venzer up for re election? You will have many campaign donors if you run against that gem.

Anonymous said...

8:11 - Pick me pick me, I know the answer.

*ahem* It benefits Alvarez, De La O, Gonzalez-Paulson, Gordo, and Ruiz-Cohen. Thank god we have the JNC to look out for the whites and blacks of this town.

Anonymous said...

I am going to run for county court judge. Who should I run against?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Peter Macho Adrien can switch races and run against an incumbent county judge? Who should he choose and why???

Dead Head Ed said...

"Better to be smarter than you look than look smarter than you are"

"Q" to "007".

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

no one will run against judge adrien
Wednesday, January 02, 2008 12:40:00 PM

Anonymous said...

Rumpy- Can you explain why Ana Maria Polo (this Miami lawyer who has a court show on Telemundo) calls herself Doctora? All she has is a law degree accoring to info on the web? Rumpy, do you call yourself Dr????

She has been practicing since 1989 according to the Florida Bar website, yet claims to graduate from FIU law school. Wouldnt that be hard since FIU law school did not exist in 1989???

Anonymous said...

José Arcadio Buendía should run against Fred Seraphin.

Anonymous said...

rodney smith can not get a free pass-someone run in this one--there has to be better than this out there

Anonymous said...

Geez , Meathead: maybe you're not on the gridiron anymore and have to exhibit a shred of judicial demeanor and not speak to people with disrespect as you do.

Karma/chickens roosting/lying in made beds....pick your metaphor.

Blockhead.

HAHAHAHAHAHAH get used to the campaign trail.

And its pk if you lose because you can always go back to having your sleppy failing law practice , at your age.

Llorente Fights Back said...

Llorent fires back at Rumpole and says (see link above) If you are going to write for the world to see, write to make a difference and not a scene....

LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE [RUMPOLE].

Anonymous said...

To 4:46,

In Latin America, lawyers are called Doctor. Surely you must have known that...

Anonymous said...

this is not Latin America dumbass..and she practices in Miami

daava said...

Thanks for your info. The problem is that Ed will pull out all the stops- raise tons of dough, flood the town with signs in Aqua and Orange and I give the edge to our own Ed.

Best Attorney

Anonymous said...

9:57,
She practices in Miami.... this IS Latin America.

And my law school diploma says "Juris DOCTOR" on it.

Anonymous said...

Rump:

Take down that link-builder daava post. You've been scammed.

Anonymous said...

To 10:03 RE Ana Maria Polo-- tell that to the Florida Bar sweetie---I can assure you Tallahassee is a world away from Latin America-I would guess youve never been there, like most people in this county.

She is a doctor? Are you kidding?? How many of us JD's run around calling ourselves Dr? You would look like a complete jackass....what do you have to say about her graduating from FIU Law School in 1989??? HAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Rump, you dummy. That link for "Best Attorney" at 3:55 am is for a bankruptcy law office in California. C'mon, take that crap down.

They just put it up there cause your blog has a Google rank of 8. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Anybody with a doctorate degree qualifies to be called Doctor or Doctora in the latin culture. Lawyers are referred to as Esquires by some, but I haven't seen any horses tethered to the post in front of the Justice building.

Anonymous said...

The real problem is Ed.

He pisses us off too often with his pushy crap and his ego.

I actually like Ed but, get tired of his macho shit on Monday mornings.

Anonymous said...

Ed Newman is a slightly diluted version of Shelly Shwartz, not as irrational or crazy but not too far off. The best thing you can say about him is that he beats up on the State as much as us....this should be a good wake up call-

Orange County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer said...

Ed is the bounden in Group 7 for County Court Judge in and for Miami-Dade County.Newman charcoal heavily complex with the Miami Dolphins Alumni and makes several alms appearances anniversary year. He does seminars for NFL rookies on acknowledged after-effects of bad behavior. He makes acknowledged presentations for accouchement and bar associations on a approved basis. He frequently presides over apish trials for the University of Miami School of Law, and added universities.

Personally i like him.